Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Sunday Salon: Raining on Sunday

The Sunday
I intended to have a nice, lazy Sunday with plenty of time for reading, but Mother Nature had other ideas. I woke up to a violent thunderstorm, a very scared cat, and a flooded windowsill in the bathroom that had overflowed onto the bathroom floor.

Yesterday turned out to be my time for serene reading. I spent the better part of the day curled up on my bed with Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. A friend recommended the book to me three years ago, but I was on a classics kick at the time and just filed away the information for a later date. I finally got a copy of it for my birthday early this month, and I swear there's been a big, blinking neon sign flashing "READ ME" next to this book for the last two weeks. After reading a couple of "meh" books recently, it was just what I needed this week.

On tap for the rest of the week:

I'm about halfway through both The Wednesday Sisters and First Daughter. I won a signed copy of The Joy of Spooking: Fiendish Deeds by P.J. Bracegirdle from Presenting Lenore and I'm really looking forward to diving into it. At the pace I read, these three books will probably only last me until Wednesday at the latest, but I'm not going to plan beyond that. I'll let the next few books choose me. Maybe that neon sign will park itself next to something else.

The Week in Reviews:

The White Mary by Kira Salak
Kaimira: The Sky Village by Monk and Nigel Ashland

Don't forget to enter my First Daughter giveaway if you haven't already. I'll be announcing two winners on July 30th!


  1. Rainy days are supposed to be perfect for reading, but I can see that you had other complications to deal with. What a mess with the leaky window! I discovered recently that one of our sun room windows leaks. Thank goodness I didn't have any books sitting on the shelf underneath the window the day I found out.

    Yesterday was my day to read too. I haven't managed to get much reading in today. Maybe this evening.

    I hope you have a great week, Ruth!